Ted Cruz vows to ‘uphold the sacrament of marriage’ as president

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas Andrew Harnik, AP

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas speaks at Liberty University, founded by the late Rev. Jerry Falwell, Monday, March 23, 2015 in Lynchburg, Va., to announce his campaign for president. Andrew Harnik, AP

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas speaks at Liberty University, founded by the late Rev. Jerry Falwell, Monday, March 23, 2015 in Lynchburg, Va., to announce his campaign for president.

On Monday, Ted Cruz asked the Liberty University students who attended his (mandatory) speech announcing his campaign for president to “imagine” an America without President Obama but instead a country led by “courageous conservatives,” such as Ted Cruz.

After pledging to “stand up for the First Amendment rights of every American,” Cruz said that while Obama is using the government to “undermine our values” and unfairly target Christians, he would “defend the sanctity of human life and uphold the sacrament of marriage.”

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